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 Youth & Young Adult Minister - Diocese of Paterson


Notre Dame of Mt Carmel is looking for a Full Time Youth and Young Adult Minister who can continue the journey of renewing our youth ministry following the LifeTeen model.

We are also looking for someone to start a young adult (18-35) ministry that is connected to the vision and mission of Notre Dame.


  • Lead our LifeTeen High School Ministry Program, especially our LifeNight;
  • Reaching out to those on the peripheries, ready to bring them into a relationship with Christ, spending significant time in the community at high school events such as sports games and recitals;
  • Coordinate liturgical responsibilities among adult and teen leaders at the 6:00pm LifeTeen Mass;
  • Collaborate with the Director of Music Ministries to incorporate music both at Teen & Young Adult liturgies and events;
  • Coordinate ministry services and stewardship opportunities for the youth and young adults of our parish in collaboration with other ministries;
  • Maintain and grow a core team of leaders to assist in ministry;
  • Plan, organize, market, and fundraise for retreats, camps, and trips;
  • Communicate regularly with parishioners through a variety of mediums;
  • Ensure a safe environment is always maintained at any youth event;
  • Work with our Special Needs Youth Ministry group and find ways to engage them into the broader life of the parish;
  • Create and develop a parish Young Adult Ministry, based around a teamwork model, reaching out to young adults in the community;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local college students through campus ministries;
  • Recruit and train team members and peer ministers, including the organization and moderation of a parish youth council;
  • Develop and maintain a budget in collaboration with the Pastor;
  • Participate at monthly Staff Meetings and maintain office hours to be a liaison to staff regarding youth and young adult ministry;
  • Assist Pastor and Parochial Vicar in other parish wide activities, especially in relationship to youth and young adult involvement.


  • Be a joyful and generous disciple of Jesus Christ, with a passion for making disciples and accompanying young people in their journey with the Lord;
  • Be an active Catholic in good standing with the Church, well formed in theology and Church teaching;
  • A genuine love and concern for young people;
  • Be an effective communicator and team player, willing to demonstrate creativity in problem solving and promoting the mission of the parish;
  • A self-starter with high energy who is willing to engage and participate in parish life with a collaborative spirit;
  • Values confidentiality while respecting mandatory reporting;
  • Values accountability of time, talent, and treasure.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, ideally in theology, youth ministry, religious education, communication or a related field;
  • Experience working with young people in a ministry context either professionally or as a missionary or volunteer;
  • Knowledge of social media and applications used by young people is essential, proficiency in such applications would be a plus;
  • Creative ability in producing and publishing multimedia content through software such as Final Cut Pro, Publisher, Adobe Suite;
  • Be familiar with LifeTeen and its method of formation for high school youth.

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To apply, please submit at least 2 references along with your resume to:


Human Resources Contacts

Deacon John J. McKenna
Vice Chancellor/Executive Director

Christiane Mendoza
Human Resources Manager
Administrative responsibilities for policies, procedures and activities relating to all phases of human resources

Dennis Miller
Director of Employee Benefits
Administration of the Archdiocese’s pension plans, administration of the group medical, dental, life and disability programs for parishes, schools and institutions

Maria T. Joyner
Associate Director of Employee Benefits
Employee & Clergy claim questions, severance plan claims, disability and FMLA questions

Thomas Murphy
Director of Pension
Administration of the Archdiocese’s pension plans

Elena Skinner
Associate Director of Pensions
Lay & Priests’ Pension plan calculations, administration and billing